Cage-free eggs?

Oct 3, 2015

Will the next egg you crack come from a chicken raised in a roomier barn?

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Business News

Rep. Newhouse: Extend rail safety deadline

October 3, 2015, 8:31 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., recently led a bipartisan letter, along with Rep. Mike Quigley, to U.S. House of Representatives leadership urging Congress to extend the deadline for implementing Positive Train Control safety technology and prevent a shutdown of passenger and freight rail systems across the country.

How Oregon’s pot law compares with Washington’s

October 3, 2015, 8:34 AM

With Voodoo doughnuts in hand, some Portlanders got their first taste of legal, recreational, purchased-in-Oregon weed early Thursday morning.

$45 million data center eyed for E. Oregon airport

October 3, 2015, 8:32 AM

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Pendleton City Council has been asked to approve a lease for a $45 million data center at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport.

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$45 million data center eyed for E. Oregon airport

October 3, 2015, 8:32 AM

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Pendleton City Council has been asked to approve a lease for a $45 million data center at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport.

Chamber’s networking event targets economy

October 3, 2015, 6:01 AM

Vancouver — The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is launching a new networking event called "Industries Quarterly" that will focus each quarter on one segment of the county's economy.

No increase in Washington minimum wage in 2016

October 2, 2015, 4:32 PM

OLYMPIA — Washington's minimum wage will not increase next year, and the state will no longer have the highest statewide minimum wage as of January.

Riverview Bancorp declares 1.5-cent quarterly dividend

October 1, 2015, 3:10 PM

Vancouver-based Riverview Bancorp said Thursday its board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 1.5 cents per share. The dividend will be payable Oct. 27 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 12.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Top 10 ways to pitch news

September 6, 2015, 6:01 AM

Lots of people want to keep their name out of The Columbian, or any other newspaper, for that matter. Think criminals, drunk drivers, leaders of failing businesses as examples.

Strictly Business: Bands at fair stir up memories, draw fans

August 15, 2015, 5:00 PM

The band members walked onto the stage at the Clark County Fair's grandstand without fanfare, introducing themselves as the Guess Who. Frontman Derek Sharp, born the year that the Canadian rock band recorded its first hit 50 years ago, joked about the gray-haired crowd in the grandstand. Then it was on to a 90-minute run of old hits including "American Woman" and "No Time" that had us old-timers on our feet, singing along to the still-familiar tunes. This was a band from my high school days of playing LPs in my bedroom. As if we weren't all feeling plenty old, bassist Jim Kale told the crowd that he'd been performing for 53 years.

Strictly Business: Raising wages a worthy venture

August 1, 2015, 5:00 PM

The problems of stagnant worker pay and rising global wealth inequality often seem insurmountable — too big to get your brain wrapped around them, too thorny and plutocratically entrenched to uproot with good policy prescriptions.

Strictly Business: Ideas flow to name river site

July 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Last week, I asked for your thoughts on naming our new waterfront urban neighborhood. Gramor Development, the company that will create the bulk of the waterfront community, says it will call the area Waterfront Vancouver USA. But Gramor doesn't control all of the 40-plus acres of redevelopment waterfront property: The Port of Vancouver is redeveloping 10 acres of its Terminal 1 site, and it has no new name in mind for its property.

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Milbank: Planned Parenthood obsession harmful to GOP

October 3, 2015, 6:00 AM

At this point, Republicans may wish to consider aborting to protect the health of the party.

Robinson: Fiorina a lot of sound and fury, and little in way of facts

October 2, 2015, 6:00 AM

How angry is Carly Fiorina? So angry she can't see straight. That's the only explanation for the yawning gulf between what she says and the plainly visible facts.

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Real Estate

Crisis in Clark County rental market

September 27, 2015, 6:00 AM

Their little house in the Hough neighborhood was once perfect for Melissa Boles and Audrey Miller.

Workshop offers advice on facades, websites to downtown businesses

September 24, 2015, 4:31 PM

Memo to downtown Vancouver business owners: If you want to attract customers, you've got to give off your best look — both digitally and physically.

Clark County’s 7th Wal-Mart opens in Orchards

September 23, 2015, 12:10 PM

Clark County's newest Wal-Mart, a 24-hour Supercenter at 14505 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Orchards, opened Wednesday with the national anthem, speeches by company and public officials, and a crowd of eager shoppers waiting for their time to spend.

Local real estate market cools slightly in August

September 14, 2015, 4:27 PM

The Southwest Washington real estate market showed some cooling in August, with declines from July in closed sales and new listings, and only a slight increase in pending sales.

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